The autumn leaves are falling like rain. Although my neighbors are all barbarians and you, you are a thousand miles away, there are always two cups at my table.

T’ang Dynasty poem

Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life.

~ Wu-men ~


Friday, November 30, 2012

The Costs of Becoming a Daoist Immortal

OK, so you've achieved your goal of attaining immortality through the Philosopher's Stone, or maybe some super secret qigong. You're going to live longer, much longer.* * * *So how are you going to support yourself? I don't think that I want to subsist on a diet of Kibbles and Bits.* * * *I saw this article from Smart Money on Yahoo. It discusses how much people spend in each of their older decades and what they spend it on. It makes for some interesting food for though. The whole article may be read here.


Living to 100? That Will Be $3.5M

The average centenarian will spend more than he or she may expect in their later years. Here's where it goes.

 

3 comments:

walt said...

Yes, the cost of living can be rough -- but a true Daoist Immortal subsists mostly on dew, doesn't he? Right there, one can dramatically reduce the need for hard cash.

Tao1776 said...

Cheer me up Rick! I'm 58, due to circumstances beyond my control I have no retirement money other than what SS will pay - Recently divorced, a job that pays less than #30,000 a year... but my girlfriend is 17 yrs younger than I and is a professional. Hope we can survive!

Rick said...

@Walt, how about Mountain Dew?

@Ta01776, you'll find a wqy.